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ICMR’s 2nd sero survey results: Here are the key findings | India News

NEW DELHI: One in 15 individuals aged more than 10 years were estimated to be exposed to the Covid-19 by August 2020, according to ICMR’s second national sero survey report released on Tuesday.
The survey showed that a considerable population is still vulnerable and susceptible to the coronavirus infection.
Here are the key findings of the sero survey:
* Urban slum and urban non-slum areas had higher SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence than that of the rural areas in the country.
* Of 29,082 people surveyed from August 17 to September 22, 6.6 per cent showed evidence of past exposure to Covid-19.
* Lower infection to case ratio in August compared to May reflects substantial increase in testing, detection.
* 7.1 per cent of the adult population showed evidence of past exposure to Covid-19.
* In the light of the upcoming festivities, winter season and mass gathering, inventive containment strategies need to be implemented by the states.
* The survey was conducted in the same 700 villages/wards (in urban) from 70 districts from 21 states covered during the first survey.
* Since a large proportion of the population is yet susceptible – prevention fatigue to be avoided and 5T strategy (Test, track, trace, treat, technology) to be followed.


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